Janine A. Rethy, MD, MPH
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Pediatrics

Languages: English

202-444-4315

About me

Since 2017, Janine A. Rethy, MD, MPH, FAAP, has served as Division Chief, Community Pediatrics, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is also Medical Director of the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® and its new FITNESS Program. She is the Director of Medical Education for Community Pediatrics.

Dr. Rethy has extensive experience implementing and evaluating best-practice solutions in community and preventive health as well as health systems transformations in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. Throughout her career, she has been committed to decreasing health disparities, helping families and communities to become healthy and thrive, and teaching the next generation of community-oriented health care providers. She is particularly interested in reducing pediatric obesity, increasing breastfeeding, integrating social determinants into the primary care setting, and optimizing health systems delivery and clinical-community linkages.

Dr. Rethy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and serves the American Academy of Pediatrics as a Childhood Obesity Advisor for Continuing Health.

About Community Pediatrics
The Division of Community Pediatrics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital assures that all children in the D.C. area , regardless of insurance status, have access to comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate health care. Through the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® and our school-based health clinics, we provide holistic integrated primary care, right in the neighborhoods that need it the most: Wards 4, 6, 7 and 8. And our newest program, —The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® Focused on FITNESS Program— partners with local schools and families in a yearlong, multidisciplinary effort to transform health proactively through nutrition and physical activity.   

With support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C., and other partners, the Division has served more than 7,000 children since 1992, accounting for more than 60,000 patient visits.
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Migraine
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abusive Head Trauma
  • Acne
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Itching
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Anxiety
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Behavior Concern
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bicep Pain
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blood In Stool
  • Breast Discharge
  • Breathholding Spells
  • Calf Pain
  • Celiac Diarrhea
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Childhood Onset Fluency Disorder
  • Colic
  • Concussion
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Cradle Cap
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Developmental Delay
  • Diarrhea
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Ear Infections
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eczema Herpeticum
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enuresis
  • Erythema Marginatum
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Feeding Problems
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • Food Allergy
  • Foot Pain
  • Graves Disease
  • Headache
  • Hepatitis
  • Hip Pain
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Hiv
  • Impetigo
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Irritability
  • Joint Sprain
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Leg Pain
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Mood Disorders
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neonatal Acne
  • Nevus
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nose Pain
  • Odynophagia
  • Otalgia
  • Pertussis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Scabies
  • School Anxiety
  • School Related Problems
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Std
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Disease
  • Skin Tag
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sprained Muscle
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Strep Throat
  • Substance Addiction
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Sunburn
  • Syncope
  • Teething
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Toilet Training Issues
  • Underweight
  • Unexpected Weight Loss
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Problem
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Procedures I perform

  • Autism Testing
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Camp Physicals
  • Concussion Testing
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Examination Of Eyes
  • Hiv Testing
  • Newborn Care
  • School Physical
  • Sports Physical Exam
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Visual Field Testing
  • Well Child Exam
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2910 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
House of Ruth
Washington, DC, 20020

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC, 20016

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53rd and Cloud Pl NE
Dwellings Clay Terr
Washington, DC, 20019

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1st and North St SW
King Greenleaf
Washington, DC, 20024

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1601 16th Street Southeast
SHC at Anacostia
Washington, DC, 20020

202-724-5529

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Gorman Bldg
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-7147

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50th and Banks Pl NE
Lincoln Heights
Washington, DC, 20019

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC, 20016

202-243-3555

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4301 13th Street Northwest
SHC at Roosevelt
Washington, DC, 20011

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13th and I St SW
Potomac Gardens
Washington, DC, 20003

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Residency Program: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2006)

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2000)